Caffeinated Thoughts Radio


Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 4-12-14

Shane Vander Hart & Steve Riker talk with State Rep. Jason Schultz about the legislative session, the fact that Al Sharpton is a cat, and much more.

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Why Socialism Needs Christianity

Yes, I know that statement may seem contradictory at first. First of all, for those who don’t know me – perhaps you found this post through Google – I need to clarify that I am not in any way a socialist (though I am a Christian). I feel the need to clarify that because I […]


Joni Ernst Leads Iowa’s U.S. Senate Race GOP Field in Total Dollars Raised

The numbers are in, and mother, soldier and proven full-spectrum conservative, Joni Ernst, continues to lead the field in total dollars raised in the Republican primary for Iowa’s open U.S. Senate seat. In the first quarter of 2014, Joni raised $275,014 from over 1,739 donors. At the end of the reporting period, Team Joni has […]


Grand View CR U.S. Senate Debate Overshadowed By Candidate and Co-Sponsor Absence

(Des Moines, IA) Absence does not make the heart grow fonder at least not when it comes to grassroots politics.  Those missing from the debate overshadowed the Grand View University College Republicans U.S. Senate debate last night at the Krumm Business Center at Grand View University.  Sam Clovis answering the first question said, “you have […]


Liberal (or Conservative) Advocacy Doesn’t Earn One’s Place in Heaven

The New York Times interviewed former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg about his investment of $50 million to advocate for gun control.  An the end of the article he said this: Mr. Bloomberg was introspective as he spoke, and seemed both restless and wistful. When he sat down for the interview, it was a few […]


Sarah Palin Coming Back to Iowa to Campaign for Joni Ernst

ShePAC announced late last night that Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Senator Deb Fischer, Former Nebraska Governor Kay Orr, and Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will campaign for U.S. Senate Candidate, State Senator Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak), at their first “Heels On, Gloves Off” rally. The event will take place on Sunday, April 27th, 2014 […]


Donations, Not Taxpayer Money, Should Fund Mausoleum Repairs

It’s clear that liberals don’t get it, choosing instead to live and be ruled by sound bites and easy answers. If the news or a politician claims to be supporting a deserving group such as “the children,” “women,” “diversity” or “veterans” then you must be evil if you do not support governmental action. This kind […]


Iowa GOP Chair: Senate Democrats Operating Under Double Standard

(Des Moines, IA) Today Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Danny Carroll issued a further comment on the recent refusal of Democrats in the Iowa State Senate to release pertinent documents related to matters before the Oversight Committee. One day prior, Carroll had asked that related documents and emails be made available. Senate Secretary Marshall responded […]


Sam Clovis: The Over Politicized IRS Must Be Abolished

(Sioux City, IA) Sam Clovis, candidate for U.S. Senate, spent Tax Day campaigning on the merits of the Fair Tax.  Clovis stated, “Between special interest loopholes and the targeting of political opponents, the IRS has become a burden Americans can well do without.”  The Fair Tax will repeal the current tax code and replace it […]